You all should consider adding Rayna Gellert recording of “Winder Slide” to your collection. In fact, the whole album is fabulous. It’s called Ways of the World.
Winder Slide medium banjo & fiddle
In week 4, we learned a G tune . . .
Brushy Fork, Jenny Sidle of Hanover, Ohio, 1986
Brushy Fork medium banjo & fiddle
In week 5, a D tune . . .
Washington’s March, Edden Hammonds of West Virginia, 1947
Washington’s March, slow
Washington’s March, medium
The tune is Fortune, normally a D tune, here transposed to A. The lyrics came from Mildred Plummer.
Won’t Get Drunk No More, Indian Creek Delta Boys
Here are the lyrics.
Magpie comes from Harlan and Lonnie Coble of Guildford County, North Carolina. The Fuzzy boys learned it from them sometime around 1970. I lived in Guildford County in 1971-72.
Magpie Fuzzy Mountain String Band
Magpie medium tempo on fiddle
Tunes, tunes, tunes!
Avalon Quickstep Willie Narmour & Shell Smith, circa 1928
Hard to start.
Rattle Trap by the Easy Street String Band, 1980
News flash: The Old-Time Ensemble graduation party will be at the Atlantic Bar & Grill (5062 Lincoln) at 8pm on Wednesday, June 20. We’ll be in the back room. Invite your friends and family.
Here’s how it sounds.
Little Doney Indian Creek Delta Boys
Hey, can somebody post the lyrics in a comment?
Lasts night’s tune is also the Tune of the Week for last week on the Fiddle Club of the World blog. The earliest recording of the tune, plus photos and tributes can be found there.
Piney Woods Gal played by Frank Hall, 2007
And here’s the source of the singing version of Angeline the Baker that we did. Obviously, the melody recomposed itself in my head over the years. The singing part is close to what we did. The instrumental part is, shall we say, a variation.
Angeline the Baker Uncle Eck Dunford & E.V. Stoneman, circa 1927
The slow recording below should help everybody. It is of special interest to the fiddlers, because it is played in ADAD tuning. The tune also works well in standard tuning or high bass (G string up to A).
Jack Wilson in cross-tuning played slowly
In week 3 we learned a tune from the Leake County Revelers, a Mississippi string band that recorded in the 1920s. Plus, we did Old Dan Tucker, using Steve’s distinctive melody. Compare to the 1920s recording below by Al Hopkins & his Buckle Busters.
Been to the East, Been to the West (I’ve been to Alabama)
In week 2, we learned Arrington’s Breakdown, as played by the Volo Bogtrotters